Open Letter to Sen. Sanders From Nancy Tips & Frank Seawright

Mar 04, 2013 No Comments by

Below is an open letter to Vermont Senater Sanders from Windham, VT residents Nancy Tips and Frank Seawright.  Dear Senator Sanders: As your constituents in Windham, we write to ask you to reconsider your support for the placement of industrial wind installations on Vermont’s ridgelines.

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Rutland Herald: Opinion: Giving people a say

Feb 28, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald. The Senate bill bringing wind generators under the purview of Act 250 reflects the concern of senators that the process now does not give sufficient weight to the views of local communities. It would also put into law the promise of policymakers, including Gov. Peter Shumlin, that wind projects would not […]

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Rutland Herald: Opinion: Lowell project is a travesty

Feb 26, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, I toured the Lowell Mountain wind project with the governor-appointed Siting Commission, Green Mountain Power officials and the press. Our GMP guides were cordial and forthright. They answered every question asked and did not appear to dodge, evade or mislead.

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Opinion: Visit to Sheffield, Vt. Industrial Wind Turbines

Feb 19, 2013 No Comments by

The Governors Siting Commission held a lottery to choose four citizens to accompany them on visits to the Sheffield and Lowell Industrial Wind Turbine (IWT)projects on Feb. 12, 2013. As luck would have it both my husband Joe and I were chosen, his draw was to visit Lowell, mine was the Sheffield visit.

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Rutland Herald: Opinion: Shumlin hopes to spend resources

Feb 19, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald. In addition to continuing shameless self-praise following Vermont’s community efforts after Irene, Peter Shumlin recently defined his budgetary plans to “help our fellow Vermonters get back on their feet.” In the governor’s own words: “To fix long-simmering problems, we must make sure we are spending our resources.”

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Times Argus: Opinion: When will we learn?

Feb 19, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Times Argus. More and more voices are warning us that “big wind” is not the way to go. It’s becoming a strong chorus that includes state senators, knowledgeable thinkers who understand the technical, environmental, financial and political details, Jeff Danziger, a woman who’s an off-the-grid farmer, and even a fourth-grade boy representing a […]

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Rutland Herald: Opinion: What’s happened to Bernie

Feb 19, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald. Several years ago, when Bernie was running for the U.S. Senate, his opponent ran television ads showing Vermont voters asking the question, “What’s happened to Bernie?” The question was intended to condition voters’ minds that Bernie had lost touch with them. The same idea applies today.

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Times Argus: Opinion: Not the best approach

Feb 15, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Times Argus. As a supporter of Bernie Sanders I am floored by his lack of knowledge on the realities of ridgeline wind. In his recent interview on VPR’s “Vermont Edition,” Sanders states, “We have got to move as rapidly as we can to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel, into energy […]

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